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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Illinois

Aspiring medical assistants (MAs) in Illinois do not need to be licensed or certified, though obtaining one or the other betters your chances of becoming employed. In addition, Illinois does not provide an official list of tasks MAs may perform.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Illinois

LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
Bloomington-Normal230$15.59$32,430
Champaign-Urbana380$23.52$48,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville Metropolitan Division11,970$15.20$31,610
Danville110$13.27$27,600
Decatur170$13.07$27,180
Kankakee-Bradley140$13.46$28,000
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division1,210$15.37$31,970
Peoria630$14.96$31,110
Rockford500$15.12$31,440
Springfield500$13.68$28,450

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